Great Day at the Barbecue Kick-Off!

Wow! It was great to see so many people come out for the barbecue on Saturday! I loved seeing new faces and hope everyone had a great time. Congratulations to Kim, who won two tickets to the Vancouver International Film Centre!

I also wanted to say thanks to Johan, who helped cook all the burgers, sausages and hot dogs for everyone! They were absolutely delicious! It was too bad the weather wasn’t nice, but I think everyone had fun playing poker and card games inside! The glow sticks in the dance room were a cool effect and fun to look at!

If you didn’t get the chance to make it out, there will be plenty more events and trips coming up, so keep an eye out for those. The next INTERNeX PuB NiGHT will be June 10, at the Blarney Stone in Gastown. More information about that can be found here.

If you would like to see pictures from the barbecue, visit our Flickr account! You’re probably in some shots!

If you have any questions, or would like to be signed up for our newsletter, send your name and e-mail address to laura@internexcanada.com. We always love to hear your comments and ideas for future events, so write us on facebook!

Hope to see you out with us soon!

Cheers,

Laura

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Picnic Locations and Recipe

With so many restaurants around town, it can get expensive always going out for lunch and dinner. This weekend, why not go out for a picnic with a friend or loved one? Take advantage of the beautiful weather and visit one of Vancouver’s many picnic sites.

Stanley park is a beautiful oasis, surrounded by plenty of trees and nature. It also has many beaches nearby to splash around in, or, you can simply enjoy the sounds of crashing waves. In west Vancouver lies Whytecliff park, where the coastal scenery is beautiful.

Buntzen Lake is perfect for an outing with a group of friends. There’s tons of grass and tables available for your food. Bring a few fishing rods with you, ’cause you never know what you’ll catch! If you’re looking to put your hiking shoes on, Stawamus Chief is a great way to work up your appetite. Also known as “The Chief”, this area is north of Squamish. To get to the top you must hike 1 and a half hours – but it’s well worth it! The views of Howe Sound, the Squamish Valley and the Garibaldi Highlands are just amazing!

No picnic is complete without potato salad! Here’s my very own recipe for you guys to try out – it’s delicious!

Potato Salad

  • 8-10 red potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1/3 celery stalk, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • Fresh dill ( I use about 3 tbsps)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place your eggs in a pot of water and boil for about 10 minutes. Let them cool, then cut into chunks.
  2. Place the potatoes in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 12 minutes, or until they slide off of a fork when you pierce them. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl to cool.
  3. Chop up your celery, onions, green pepper and red pepper into small pieces. Cut your potatoes into chunks as well after they have cooled.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix the sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard, eggs, vegetables and dill together.  Pour over the potatoes, and gently toss to coat. Chill at least 3 hours in the refrigerator before serving.

That’s it! Hope try out this recipe and enjoy one of the picnic locations! If you don’t try the potato salad, there will be a ton of it at the INTERNeX BBQ KICK-OFF (hint hint).

Cheers!